Afternoon update: Mom speaks out about son's death in shooting

This woman is still questioning why police shot her son.
This woman is still questioning why police shot her son.
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Good afternoon, here are just some of the stories we are working on for tonight's Heartland News and
Holly Brantley was in Charleston today and talked to the mother of the man who was shot and killed yesterday. Police say a man ran at officers with a sword. Holly will have the latest tonight at 5 and 6.
Here's a startling figure, statistics show nearly two million US veterans battle a substance abuse problem. Tonight, Kathy Sweeney has exclusive new details on a program designed to help local vets break that cycle.
Two teachers on strike at SIU say there marriage is stronger because of the work stoppage. Carly O'Keefe will have their story tonight at 6.
Ready or not, MoDOT officials are already preparing for winter by building up supplies and testing equipment.
If you live close to Dyersburg, Tenn., you probably felt a little shaking this morning!
This Veterans Day, we want to honor the veterans in the Heartland for their service.  Send pictures of the veterans in your life with a description to
Bob Reeves says look for it to be cool and quiet next couple of days!
Storied football coach Joe Paterno said he will retire at the end of this season after widening calls for his resignation in the wake of a shocking child sex abuse scandal that has rocked Penn State.
Toyota Motor Corp. said today it is recalling about 550,000 vehicles worldwide - mostly in the United States - for problems that could make it harder to steer.
President Barack Obama has 'proposed' a new 15-cent tax' on fresh-cut Christmas trees.
In sports, Todd Richards will have news from letter of intent day for high school wrestlers and softball players.
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Have a great evening,
James Long
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